Bookmarked! children's reading festival starts this month
The annual festival features free events across Wake County and a visit from bestselling author Audrey Penn, who wrote The Kissing Hand.Posted — Updated
The event, which runs from April 27 to May 6, will feature bestselling children's author Audrey Penn, who wrote "The Kissing Hand," among other books. Penn will be in Raleigh for several events during the festival. Most of the festival's events are free.
Penn's "picture books epitomize Lucy’s Book Club’s message that reading quality books with your children can help them navigate the social and emotional challenges of growing up,” said Deshelia Watson, Center board member and chair of the Bookmarked! 2012 planning committee, in a press release.
During Bookmarked!, special storytimes featuring local celebrities, such as police officers, fire fighters, ballerinas, TV personalities, chefs and elected officials, will take place at Marbles Kids Museum, Wake County libraries, the N.C. Museum of History and elsewhere. Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh will hold a book fair. And a Family Fun Concert, featuring the Sandbox band, is scheduled for May 5 at Raleigh's North Hills.
I'll have more about this great event in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
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